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Man taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in sea at Lowestoft

21:08 18 July 2014

View of Claremont Pier in Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass

View of Claremont Pier in Lowestoft. Picture: James Bass

(C) Archant Norfolk 2013

A man has been taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in the water at Lowestoft.

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The man, who has not been named, was taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston although was not thought to have been seriously hurt.

A spokesman for HM Coastguard said they received a call from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) at about 7.15pm tonight to reports of a male who had got into difficulty in the water near to the Claremont Pier.

Coastguard teams from Lowestoft and Gorleston assisted the ambulance during the incident.

A spokesman for the EEAST confirmed the “patient was a male who got into difficulties in the water” and was taken to the James Paget Hospital with injuries which were thought to be minor.

Have you bee rescued by the coastguard or would you like to pay tribute to our emergency services for saving your life? Call reporter Peter Walsh on 01603 772436 or email peter.walsh@archant.co.uk

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